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Pictures don't do these automotive works of art justice... but they will have to do for everyone that couldn't attend!! And we have the best ones.

2004 BITD Vegas to ____Reno, NV____
The harsh desert near Pahrump set the stage for the start of the 2004 Vegas to Reno Race and we were there for the start.

2004 Memorial _Pismo Dunes, CA_
The Dunes are always a great place to cruise around with friends and family. Take a look at some of the rich scenery.

2004 Kool April Nights, Redding CA_
Kool April Nights Cruisers take over Redding CA. Hot Rod owners not deterred by looming rain.

2004 International __Auto Salon, LA__
A great celebration of auto styling. SEMA's IAS shows the most current auto trends straight from LA.

2003 Sema __Convention, LV__
We want it all. The Las Vegas Sema Convention HAD it all.

2003 Off-Road Expo
The place to be to get a look at the top fabricators in So-Cal! Between all the HUGE lifted trucks to the no-nonsense pre-runners there was a lot to see.

Ford 9" Swap in Progress!! pg.3

WELL we have decided to go all out on the front end meaning that we're going to fabricate the whole thing "in-house" and add fiberglass all the way around. This means that with the front end being about a foot wider than stock, we need to bring the rear width up to speed to match. Time to ditch the S-10 rear and and hunt down a Ford 9"!! So much for all of the prep work done up to this point.

So why are we going with the Ford 9" rear?

  1. It's very strong!
  2. If need be, an axle truss can be welded on the rear of the housing due to the lack of a differential cover (the third member takes care of this).
  3. Parts are abundant (and slightly less $$) for the very popular for both the gearing and the disc brake conversion.
  4. The width will match the front so that the truck will look balanced and DRIVE balanced!

In the meantime the transmission has been massaged over and fluids replaced. Having huge amounts of suspension travel surely will give the truck more potential than the semi-stock engine will live up to. Having the bearings and such replaced in the transmission was a must. The Toyota 4wd transmission is a very expensive piece indeed and an internal inspection and some maintenance done will be confidence inspiring, not to mention cheaper in the long run! Check out the pictures of the transmission work here.

To be continued...

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